Posted by:on August 19th, 2007
I just got home from the Dew Tour and I turn on the TV to this, I want to send out my deepest sympathy to the family of Joseph Madison.
By KATU Web Staff
VANCOUVER, Wash. – A 16-year-old Vancouver boy was killed Sunday after falling from his skateboard while hanging onto a moving vehicle, police said.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office identified the teen as Joseph Stefano Madison of Vancouver, Wash.
According to the sheriff’s office, Madison was being pulled by a vehicle driven by another 16-year-old when the incident happened about 4 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 29th Avenue and Northeast 139th Street – just down the street from Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.
The sheriff’s office said Madison was holding the rear driver’s side window and was being pulled down a road when the vehicle suddenly hit a dip in the street and Madison lost his grip on the window. The teen then fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
Madison was declared dead at the scene.
Authorities did not say how fast they believe the car was traveling when the teen fell.
No one else was injured. There were two other 16-year-old passengers in the vehicle at the time.
The sheriff’s office said neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the crash.
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